Biography

Peter is a Director in Preti Flaherty's Concord, New Hampshire office where he focuses his practice on:

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Professional Liability
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

He has extensive jury trial experience in the state and federal courts and with hearings before administrative agencies. He advises businesses on employment and other matters and handles internal investigations. Peter serves as Chair of Preti Flaherty's Professional Development Committee, is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Commercial Litigation. Peter is a member of the New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board and the District of New Hampshire's Federal Court Advisory Committee, and he recently served on the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel.

A New Hampshire native, he resides in Concord with his wife Tenley.

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers 
  • New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board 
  • Federal Court Advisory Committee
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Committee
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice
  • Former Legal and Legislative Liaison, Human Resources Association of Greater Concord
  • Alternate Chair appointed by the Governor, New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board
  • Former Chair appointed by Chief Judge Laplante, Federal Court Advisory Committee

Honors & Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation
  • Recognized as a Labor & Employment Star in Benchmark's Labor & Employment Guide

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Board of Directors, New England Chapter of the Villanova Law Alumni Association
  • Former Chair, Board of Directors, Havenwood Heritage Heights, a Continuing Care Retirement Community

Firm Highlights

Publication

Primary Round-Up

Primary Round-Up As you are probably aware, primary elections in Maine took place on Tuesday, June 14, and there were a handful that could be significant to the general election outcome in November. Congressional...

Press Coverage

Court Orders State Police to Reveal More Details About Misconduct by Troopers

Previously concealed records of trooper misconduct by the Maine State Police must be provided in response to public records requests by the press, according to a ruling by Judge William R. Anderson of Penobscot Superior...

News

Sixteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Sixteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and six practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

Press Coverage

Maine State Police Announces Restructuring After 3 Weeks of Declining to Share Details

On June 10, the Maine State Police announced plans to reorganize troop deployment and delegation of manpower in line with revised law enforcement priorities. The announcement follows several weeks of secretive posturing and a lack...

Publication

What Are My Options If My H-1B Registration Was Not Selected?

The H-1B nonimmigrant visa category allows employers to sponsor foreign nationals performing work in a “specialty occupation.” This typically requires an offer of employment in a job requiring at least a U.S. bachelor’s degree...

News

Racial Justice Fund Seeks Applications for Second Round of Grants

The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce the second round of grants from the Racial Justice Fund. The Foundation will accept applications for grants of up to $10,000 from June 1-15, 2022. The...

Press Coverage

Five Major Norwegian Salmon Companies Agree to $85 Million Settlement in Antitrust Case

Preti Flaherty announced today that a Miami federal Court has granted preliminary approval to an $85 million settlement agreement in an antitrust case involving alleged price fixing of farmed salmon sold in the United...

Publication

Changes Affecting Employment Authorization for L-2, E, and H-4 Dependent Spouses

On November 12, 2021, USCIS announced that L-2 and E dependent spouses are no longer required to apply for an EAD to work in the United States. Instead, L-2 and E dependent spouses are...

News

Preti Flaherty Files Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Lawsuit Against Church of Scientology

Preti Flaherty attorneys Greg Hansel, Shana Solomon, and Ellie Quinby filed a human trafficking and forced labor lawsuit against the Church of Scientology on behalf of three plaintiffs claiming decades of forced labor, intimidation, coercion...

Publication

How Does the Collapse of Roe v. Wade Impact Employer Health Plans?

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its prior decisions in  Roe v. Wade  and  Planned Parenthood v. Casey , which held that the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from banning abortion or...